Jundullah (Army of God).
Also known as:
Emir Abdul Malik Baluch
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Jundullah (Army of Allah) (Persian: جندالله) is a militant organization that is based in Balochistan. Abdolmalek Rigi (also spelt Abdul-Malek Rigi or Emir Abdulmalik Rigi) ( Persian: عبدالمالک ریگی) is the leader of Jundallah Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Balochistan, or Baluchistan, Pashto, ( Balochi, Hazara, Brahui, Sindhi, Urdu: بلوچستان Balochistan or Baluchistan is an arid Region located in the Iranian Plateau in Southwest Sunni Islam is the largest denomination of Islam. Sunni Islam is also referred to as Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamā‘h (Arabic Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined Balochistan, or Baluchistan, Pashto, ( Balochi, Hazara, Brahui, Sindhi, Urdu: بلوچستان It is a part of the Baloch insurgency in Pakistan and in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan Province. The Baloch ( بلوچ; alternative transliterations Baluch Balouch Bloach Balooch Balush Balosh Baloosh Baloush) are an Iranian people inhabiting Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and Sistān o Balūchestān ( Persian: استان سیستان و بلوچستان is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. Jundallah claims that it has 1,000 fighters and has killed Iranian soldiers.  The group has been identified as a terrorist organization by Iran and Pakistan. Many organizations that are accused of being a terrorist organization deny using Terrorism as a Military tactic to achieve their goals and there is no international . Some believe the group is linked to Al-Qaeda . Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qa`ida or al-Qa`idah, ( Arabic:; ar-Latn ''al-qāʿidah'' Translation: The
Peoples Resistant Movement of Iran (PRMI), former Jundallah of Iran, is believed to have emerged on the scene in 2003 and it is known for attacks against high profile Iranian targets, especially government and security officials. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Despite Iranian claims of PRMI's connection with the Pakistani Jundallah, no proof of such link has been found by independent sources. Iran also accuses the United States and other foreign elements of backing PRMI, possibly from Pakistani territory with Islamabad's support, despite Pakistan's history of cooperating with Iran to suppress Baloch nationalism, whereas PPMI adamantly denies any connections to al-Qaeda or the Taliban, as well as foreign governments such as the United States and Great Britain. Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qa`ida or al-Qa`idah, ( Arabic:; ar-Latn ''al-qāʿidah'' Translation: The The Taliban ( طالبان, also anglicised as Taleban; translation "students" is a Sunni Islamist, predominately In an interview with Dan Rather, Rigi describes the Iranian military as "cowardly" and in that video  , he cuts off a person's head in front of the camera , in Al-Qaeda style. Daniel Irvin "Dan" Rather Jr (born October 31, 1931) is a journalist and former news anchor for the CBS Evening News Al-Qaeda, alternatively spelled al-Qaida, al-Qa`ida or al-Qa`idah, ( Arabic:; ar-Latn ''al-qāʿidah'' Translation: The
The group's leader is known to be Abdolmalek Rigi (also known as Emir Abdul Malek Baloch). Abdolmalek Rigi (also spelt Abdul-Malek Rigi or Emir Abdulmalik Rigi) ( Persian: عبدالمالک ریگی) is the leader of Jundallah In a May telephone interview with Rooz, (Iranian online newspaper), Rigi defended PRMI's use of violence as a just means to defend Baloch and Sunni Muslim interests in Iran and to draw attention to the difficult economic situation and ethnic discrimination of the Baloch people , whom he describes as Iran's poorest. For other uses see Rooz (disambiguation Rooz ( Significantly, Rigi declared himself an Iranian and Iran as his home. He also denied harboring separatist aspirations. Separatism refers to the advocacy of a state of cultural ethnic tribal religious racial or gender separation from the larger group often with demands for greater political autonomy According to Rigi, PRMI's goal is to improve the life of Iranian Baloch and Sunnis and not to separate from Iran or even demand autonomy.
According to an April 2007 report by Brian Ross and Christopher Isham of ABC News, the United States government had been secretly encouraging and advising the Jundullah in its attacks against Iranian targets. Brian Elliot Ross (born October 23, 1948) is an American investigative correspondent for ABC News. Professor Christopher Isham is a Theoretical physicist at Imperial College London. This article is about the American news organization See also ABC News (disambiguation ABC News is a division of American The federal government of the United States is the central United States Governmental body established by the United States Constitution. This support is said to have started in 2005 and arranged so that the United States provided no direct funding to the group, which would require congressional oversight and attract media attention.  The report was denied by Pakistan official sources . Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and
Alexis Debat, one of the sources quoted by Ross and Isham in in their report alleging US support for the Jundullah, resigned from ABC News in June 2007, after ABC officials discovered he faked several interviews while working for the company. Alexis Debat (b 1972) is a French commentator on Terrorism and National security issues based in Washington D .
Brian Ross, the correspondent who worked most closely with Mr. Debat, said the Jundullah story had many sources. “We’re only worried about the things Debat supplied, not about the substance of that story,” he said in regard to the Jundullah report. So far, ABC has found nothing that would undermine the stories Mr. Debat worked on, Mr. Ross said last night. But he acknowledged that as the stories of fabrications continue to roll in, the network “at some point has to question whether anything he said can be believed. ”
Fars News Agency, an Iranian state run news agency, reported that the United States government is involved in PRMI's terrorists acts. Fars News Agency ( FNA) is an Iranian news agency It was officially launched in Tehran in February 2002 to "promote the principles of  On April 2, 2007, Abdul Malik Rigi, appeared on the Iranian branch of the Voice of America, the official broadcasting service of the United States government, which identified Rigi as "the leader of popular Iranian resistance movement". Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Abdolmalek Rigi (also spelt Abdul-Malek Rigi or Emir Abdulmalik Rigi) ( Persian: عبدالمالک ریگی) is the leader of Jundallah Voice of America ( VOA) is the official external radio and Television broadcasting service of the United States federal government. This incident resulted in public condemnation by Persian-American communities in the U. S, as well as the Iranian government. 
On July 3, 2004, Karachi police arrested two doctor brothers (Dr. Events 324 - Battle of Adrianople Constantine I defeats Licinius, who flees to Byzantium. (ڪراچي) is the largest city in Pakistan. It is the world's second largest city proper behind Mumbai in terms of population which exceeds 10 million Akmal Waheed, a cardiologist, and Dr. Arshad Waheed, an orthopaedic surgeon), who were missing, and presumed kidnapped since June 17. The police claimed to have recovered a car, the men's passports and visa cards from their possession. The doctors were said to have close links to Pakistani Jundullah and Al-Qaeda, as they were providing shelter and financial and medical support to the terrorists, police claimed. 
They were charged with providing medical assistance and protection to the activists. They went underground after arrest of Shahzad Bajwa, the frontman and Ata-ur-Rehman, the chief of Jundullah, the spokesman further claimed. During investigations and later before the court, Ata-ur-Rehman, the chief of Jundullah, had confessed that Dr Akmal Waheed and Dr Arshad Waheed had close links to him and were extending help by all means, the police spokesman added. 
In February 2006 the Karachi anti-terrorist court awarded the death penalty and life imprisonment for eleven activists of Jundullah group for attacking the convoy of former Corps Commander Karachi, and the previous Vice Chief of Army Staff, General Ahsan Saleem Hyat in Karachi on June 10, 2004. Capital punishment, the death penalty or execution, is the Killing of a person by judicial process as Punishment. General (retd Ahsan Saleem Hyat ( Urdu: احسن سلیم حیات; born January 10, 1948) was the vice chief of army staff (ڪراچي) is the largest city in Pakistan. It is the world's second largest city proper behind Mumbai in terms of population which exceeds 10 million Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem 
The activists were Ata-ur-Rehman, Shahzad Bajwa, Aziz, Danish Imam, Khurram Saifullah Shoaib Siddiqui, Rao Khalid, Shahzad Mukhtar, Adnan, Yaqoob Saeed, and Najeebullah belonging to a terrorist group nameld Jundullah. They were convicted of attacking the convoy of Genera Ahsan Saleem Hayat near Clifton bridge. Some 10 people, including six soldiers and three police personnel, were killed and 21 injured in the attack. 
The judge also handed down 14-year and 10-year prison terms for planting a bomb and damaging public property respectively. The court also ordered the convicts to pay Rs 100,000 each to the heirs of the deceased, along with Rs 50,000 each as a fine for an attempt to murder charge and another Rs 50,000 fine each for damage to public property. In case of default, they will have to serve an additional six month jail sentence. 
Once the judge announced the judgment, all the accused present in the court got to their feet and started to chant "Allah-o-Akbar" and flash victory signs. Family members and relatives of the accused were also present in the courtyard of the court. 
Five accused (Bilal, Qasim, Hammad, Shahab and Tayyeb) have already been declared absconding by the court. 
Defense councils said that they would challenge the judgment in Sindh High Court within the stipulated period of seven days. 
On 21 February 2006 an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan sentenced 11 members of Jundullah to death for an attack on Deputy Chief of Army General Ahsan Saleem Hayat, a top military general of Pakistan Army in 2004 in which 11 people were killed. Events 362 - Athanasius returns to Alexandria. 1245 - Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Pakistan Army ( Urdu:) is the largest branch of the Pakistan military, and is mainly responsible for protection of the state borders the security of administered "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
A car filled with explosives stopped in front of a bus full of Revolutionary Guards in Ahmadabad district, Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan Province at 6:30 a. The 2007 Zahedan bombings occurred from 14 - 17 February in Zahedan, Sistan-Baluchestan Province, Iran. Zahedan ( زاهدان) is an Iranian city and the capital of the province of Sistan and Baluchistan. Sistān o Balūchestān ( Persian: استان سیستان و بلوچستان is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. m. on 14 February, 2007. Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German The car, parked in the middle of the road, forced the bus to stop. The car's driver and passengers then got out of the car and used motorbikes to leave the scene while they shot at the bus. A few seconds later the bombs exploded, killing 18 Guards. Guards commander Qasem Rezaei said, "This blind terrorist operation led to the martyrdom of 18 citizens of Zahedan. " Rezaei attributed the attack to "insurgents and elements of insecurity. " Majid Razavi, an Interior Ministry official, said Iranian police arrested a suspect within an hour of the bombing. Five days later, the authorities announced the execution of Nasrollah Shanbezehi. He was hanged in public at the site of the bombing. He was said to have been tried and sentenced by a branch of the Revolutionary Court after his televised “"confession”". In one of the pictures of his execution,where the noose is being placed around his neck, a bruise is clearly visible above his right eye. In his “"confession”", he reportedly said that he had joined PRMI\Jundallah three months previously, solely for financial reward, but other sources say that he was arrested because he was taking a picture of the bus with his mobile phone (Persian).
Jundallah claimed responsibility for the attack on 15 February . Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor The Iranian government has arrested five suspects, two of whom were carrying camcorders and grenades when they were arrested, while the police killed the main "agent" of the attack. . Among the arrestees was Said Qanbarzehi, a Balochi, who was hanged in Zahedan prison on 27 May 2007. He had been sentenced to death at the age of 17 along with six other Balochi men -- Javad Naroui, Masoud Nosratzehi, Houshang Shahnavazi, Yahya Sohrabzehi, Ali Reza Brahoui and Abdalbek Kahrazehi (also known as Abdalmalek) -- in March 2007, despite the absolute international prohibition on the execution of child offenders. Balochi sources suggest that the seven may have been arrested because of their family ties to those suspected of involvement in the February bus bombing. According Sistan-Baluchistan Provincial Television, 15-17 March 2007, Said Qanbarzehi and the six others all “"confessed”" to a number of crimes that allegedly took place in Sistan-Baluchistan province. Some reports suggest that those who “"confessed”" were tortured, including by having bones in their hands and feet broken, by being “"branded”" with a red-hot iron, and by having an electric drill applied to their limbs, shredding their muscles.
Hossein Ali Shahriari, Zahedan's representative in parliament, rhetorically asked, "Why does our diplomatic apparatus not seriously confront the Pakistani government for harboring bandits and regime's enemies? Why do security, military and police officials not take more serious action?". The Government of Pakistan ( Urdu: حکومتِ پاکستان uses a federal parliamentary system with a President as the Head of State and an indirectly-elected Following publication of an interview in ‘Ayyaran newspaper, which has since been closed down on the order of Hojjatoleslam Nekunam, on 17 March 2007 he stated that there were 700 people then awaiting execution in Sistan-Baluchistan province, whose sentences had been confirmed by the Supreme Court(Persian).